I was reading some of the interviews of writers on the show recently, and all of them after season 3 mention "the assembly line" model of DYNASTY which is what the daytime soaps use, but of course we know that daytime is not known for its attention to production detail. Here are some of the interviews: How did you perceive the atmosphere between the actors, writers, and producers? Unlike other shows I've worked on, Dynasty was organized along the lines of a daytime serial, with the writers working pretty much in isolation: me in my office – often alone, sometimes with a co-writer, working on story, my assistant nearby waiting for pages; Ed DeBlasio down the hall writing scripts; Doug Cramer and Elaine Rich worrying over production problems; the Shapiros and Pollocks not even on the lot, but at their homes, a telephone call away if needed. So while the relationships were always respectful and cordial, except for the story and production meetings, they weren't particularly interactive. And, again, I didn't often go to the set. (Marchetta) Since you were credited as the sole author of this seasonal bible, how significant was the contribution of Scott Hamner (co-developer of the stories for the episodes 6.4 to 6.30), Eileen & Robert Pollock (executive producers and formerly story consultants) and Esther & Richard Shapiro (creators of Dynasty)? What did they add to your work? Scott Hamner was someone I had worked with on Knots Landing, and I hired him to help me with the bible for the season, and the breakdowns of the story into episodes. We both worked under the supervision of the Pollock’s and the Shapiro’s. Dynasty worked on an assembly line model, probably because of the Pollock’s and Shapiro’s background in daytime soaps. Scott Hamner and I blocked out the stories, and Ed DeBlasio wrote the dialogue. I never worked on any other show that used this model, but it seemed to work for Dynasty (Gould) I wonder if the show was always like that (and we never saw the problems in the early seasons) or if it was a model they adopted later, once the Shapiros left the show on its own to be "a phone call away."